By April Jamie Bustamante
Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love. And when we say love, we mean ALL kinds of it. While it’s nice (or to some, daunting) seeing other girls flaunt bouquets and gifts from their dates, sometimes we fail to remember one thing: that Valentine’s Day is also about loving yourself.
So if you’re spending it alone this year, don’t worry! We’ll show you how to rock your singlehood. Embrace and cherish it in all its glory, because February 14 should be all about YOU!
Love yourself. When seeking validation, some of us are wired to put other people’s happiness first. If they’re happy, we’re happy, right? Now, this may sound a bit cheesy (like Whitney-Houston’s-Greatest-Love-of-All cheesy) but you see, at the end of the day, the best thing you can do is to give yourself some love and TLC. Take a break to prioritize yourself. You deserve it!
Be yourself. By now you’ve probably heard this saying a hundred times, and that’s because it’s true. Ditch that rulebook telling you what you should do, what you should wear, or what you should be. If you feel like going out in your jogging pants, by all means, do it! Want to watch that movie that your friends don’t approve of? Head over to the cinemas and buy a ticket. It’s about what YOU want; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Treat yourself. You’re a free, independent woman, so stop settling for anything less than what you deserve. Go out, visit the mall, and look for anything you fancy. Think of it as a gift to yourself. A scrumptious steak? A solid book? A fabulous dress? And don’t get us started on a new perfume. We’re just dying to get the latest floral fruity gourmand fragrance from DKNY, Nectar Love. Infused with extracts of honeycomb and neroli, its scent is simply irresistible and intoxicating—like that heart-stopping moment when eyes meet and the whole world stops. Seriously, it’s that addictive!
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Love yourself, be yourself, and treat yourself: these are the keys to enjoy Valentine’s Day. In the end, you’ll be patting yourself on the back, realizing how you’ve given Heart’s Day a whole new meaning—kind of like a ‘Love Yourself Day’! You might not be receiving any flowers and chocolates, but hey, who knows? By practicing some serious self-love, and with Nectar Love’s alluring fragrance, you could be naturally attracting the man of your dreams soon. And by the time you meet him, you’ll be ready—because you’ve already given yourself the kind of love you deserve.
Photographs from DKNY.
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